Nature Awakes | 3-Day Spring Experience in East Iceland

Nature Awakes | 3-Day Spring Experience in East Iceland
Farmsteads in East Iceland on a summer day.
A puffin in eastern Iceland enjoying the summer weather.
Amazing view from a seaside cliff over the north Atlantic.
The farm animals are always up for a cuddle, some more than others though!
Beautiful and remove gravel road sin the eastern highlands make for a wonderful day out in nature.
An old turf house, as were traditional in Iceland for many centuries.

Experience Iceland at its heart, and spend the spring days at a farm in the Eastfjords. This tour gives you a chance to be a part of the locals, and live as they have done throughout the ages during the most rewarding time of the year: The lambing season.

The midnight sun will give you bright nights of solitude and stillness, but then nature wakes up, sun coming up in the middle of the fjord and little lambs coming to the world - and you get to be there to greet them. How much you like to be involved is your choice but we do recommend at least a cuddle! At Brekkubær farm, farmer Ásgeir Arngrímsson and his family will guide you through the spring chores, and you are welcome to help with the more adorable tasks, such as bottle feeding lambs and assisting them in latching. 

We love the outdoors in spring, with tiny lambs taking their first steps and the birdlife in full swing, making their nest and lying on their eggs. You can take a walk by the cost or up in the mountains or visit the puffins in Hafnarhólmi area. The evening sun could bring you a perfect light for your photos of this spectacular bird. 

Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for great hiking trails and if the conditions are favourable, you could head out for a short hike in the mountains. 

You will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel during this tour. If you like to stay longer, just let us know, and we'll do all we can to accommodate your request. The hotel has a small restaurant on premises that serves food sourced locally, but all meals are included in this tour. 

Come and see spring awaken in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Jun.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: East Iceland, Borgarfjörður eystri, Dyrfjöll, Eastfjords
Pickup information:
    Free pickup
    • All transport from Egillstaðir airport

    • Local guide

    • Full board with local food

    • Accommodation for 2 nights at Álfheimar Country hotel

    • A visit to the puffin nesting grounds

    • Flight from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir

    Good to know:

    You will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel, in an ensuite room. You will have a private bathroom with good shower.

    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Borgarfjordur Eystri

    Borgarfjörður Eystri fjord on a sunny day.

    You will be picked up at the Egilsstaðir Airport from where you'll drive to Borgarfjörður eystri, with some sightseeing stops along the way.

    Once in Borgarfjöður, you check in at local Country Hotel Álfheimar and take a tour of the small village before lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the Brekkubær farm and learn a bit about the lambing season and help the farmer and his family if we can.

    Later in the day, we have a village walk and visit the Álfaborg area where we will find the home of the Hidden People, according to tales. Then you'll have a leisurely afternoon and dinner at Álfheimar Restaurant. If the group is up for it, we could have another village walk and visit the Álfaborg area, or enjoy the evening with a drink in hand.

    Day 2 - Puffins and Lambs

    A puffin during the nesting season in east Iceland.

    Today you will check in with the local fishermen to grab the catch of the day after breakfast. A  hike is planned in the afternoon, varying in length based on how the group is feeling and what interests people.

    You will revisit the farm, and when we are ready, we think about cooking together with the locals and do some great dishes from the local fish or lamb. After a fresh fish dinner, we will visit the puffin area in Hafnarhólmi to get the evening light before a good nights sleep.

    Day 3 - Local Living

    A spring lamb enjoying cuddles in the arms of a visitor.

    After a breakfast and visit to the farm in the morning, we'll spend the rest of the day relaxing, hiking and taking in the view and atmosphere in the peaceful little town of Bakkagerði. A visit to Musteri, the small local spa with hot tubs and sauna, at the seaside for your last memories is a perfect way to end the trip before your private transfer to Egilsstaðir Airport.

    Fly back to Reykjavík with the evening flight with a lot of memories about local people, nature and your experience

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